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Norfolk: Gateley

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1864

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

GATELEY parish, 7 miles N. by W. of East Dereham, has 134 inhabitants, and 1497 acres of land. Lord Sondes is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil, but Mr. Charles Elgar and some others have estates here.

The Church (St. Helen) is a small structure, consisting of nave, chancel, south porch, and square tower with three bells. Here is an old rood-screen, on the lower panels of which are nearly-obliterated paintings of four female saints, a Pope, Henry VI., a Bishop, and John Schorn. The latter is represented holding a boot, into which he has just "conjured the devil."

The vicarage is consolidated with the rectory of Brisley (see p.954 [which is the entry for Brisley]). Here are 28A. 3R. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1840: the rectorial for £203, and the vicarial for £142 per annum. The former belong to Christ's College, Cambridge.

The Town Land is 6A. 1R., and the poor have the rent of 2½ acres left by Robert King, in 1697.

The chief residents are -

	Case     Miss Mary Smith     Hill House  [see note below]
	Chambers Miss Susannah Ord   Hill House  [see note below]
	Hawes    Thos.               blacksmith and parish clerk


	Betts    Edw.
	Betts    Wm.
	Griggs   Money               (Manor House)
	Howell   Wm.
POST from Thetford.
Note: in the original this is:
     Miss Mary Smith Case and Miss Susannah Ord Chambers, Hill House
See also the Gateley parish page.

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September 2008